Bruce Wilder

Of Counsel since 1990
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-261-4040
Fax: 412-261-2447
Email: E-mail Me

Bruce Wilder is a 1986 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. He also holds an M.D. Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine (1966), and an M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (1970). He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery since 1979. His areas of interest in the law include genetic and reproductive technology; health information technology (HIT), with emphasis on open source electronic health records; the protection of privacy and confidentiality of medical information; and hospital medical staff and disciplinary matters. He has written extensively on the law of assisted reproduction, including the chapter on Assisted Reproduction in West’s Pennsylvania Family Law Practice and Procedure with Forms (Vol. 17, West’s Pennsylvania Practice), and on both the medical and legal aspects of electronic medical records (EMR). He represented the American Bar Association (ABA) in the Coalition on National Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology for several years. He is a past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Medical and Health Related Issues Interdisciplinary Committee, and of the Committee on the Law of Genetic and Assisted Reproduction Technology Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law. He previously served on the ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, and on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is a past Vice Chair of the Committee on Health Rights and Bioethics of the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice. He is Counsel for the Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society. He has been a member of the Council of the Health Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association for several years, and is a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation. He is a Patron (Life) Member of the Inter-American Bar Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American College of Legal Medicine. For several years he has been a member of the Legal Committee of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, and of the Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights. He is a 2007 winner of the Pittsburgh Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) award.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1986
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    • M.P.H., Master of Public Health – 1970
  • Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • M.D., Doctor of Medicine – 1966
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1961

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
  • Pittsburgh Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Award, 2007 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President, Interprofessional Systems
  • Clinical Neurosciences, Ltd., Neurosurgeon, 1977 – 2019
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Counsel
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Inter-American Bar Association, Life Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow